Thursday, July 11, 2013

Queer Quote: PA AG Refuses To Defend State Marriage Law

Wow, that was fast! Just Tuesday I blogged about actions the ACLU LGBT Rights Project took seeking marriage equality in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia. The lawsuit in PA is called Whitewood v. Corbett. The named plaintiff "Corbett" is the Governor of Pennsylvania, but as in most states the Attorney General represents the state in official actions.

However today comes word that the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Democrat Kathleen Kane has declared that she will not defend the state against the ACLU's lawsuit because she agrees with the premise, that Pennsylvania's law banning marriage equality is unconstitutional.

Her statement is today's Queer Quote:
I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's (law banning same-sex marriage), where I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional.
It is widely expected that Governor Corbett will defend the state's marriage law.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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